Healthy Holiday Kitchen. I don’t know about you but it just isn’t Christmas for me without cranberry sauce. It’s so zingy and sweet and perks up any leftover Christmas leftovers, specifically my Santa Sandwich (Basically left overs from Christmas day, bread, mayo, stuffing, ham, turkey and CRANBERRY SAUCE!!!) my god its good! This recipe uses honey and maple syrup instead of sugar so its refined sugar free but feel free to use whatever sweetener you like. If you want to keep it vegan then just use maple syrup and coconut sugar. It’s also naturally dairy free and gluten free so there you go!
Here is my audio walk through of the recipe, press play when you want to start and just pause me whenever you want, to make your own Cranberry Sauce:
Makes Approx 3 Jars
2 Packets of Fresh Cranberries
340g Honey or Coconut Sugar
125ml Maple Syrup
4 Clementine’s (Zest & Juice)
2 Mulled Wine Tea Bags
75ml Orange juice
Splash Of Port (Cause We’re Fancy Like That!)
Grab a large pot and tumble the cranberries into it along with the rest of the ingredients. Just watch the cranberries don’t bounce all over the floor as this is in actual fact how they got their nickname bounce berries!
You can leave the mulled wine tea bags whole if you want but I usually just rip them open and pour the contents in (This is only because one year I couldn’t find the tea bags to take out so I’m pretty sure they dissolved in it! Yikes! It still tasted perfect though and none were the wiser!).
Bring everything to the boil until you hear the cranberries pop, this is when you pop the lid on.
So once the cranberries have boiled for 12 minutes take a little bit of the sauce and spoon it on to a plate, let it cool for about a minute and then run your finger through it. This is how you test to see that the sauce has set into a jam like consistency. The line should stay clean without the sauce running back into it. If it isn’t then you need to let it boil a little longer.
Once cooked, simply take off the heat and pour into sterilised jars (Just put them through a normal cycle in the dishwasher to sterilize). Et voila! You’ve done it! You just made your own cranberry sauce and now you have some super cheap yet impressive home made Christmas gifts! Wooohooo go you little Christmas connoisseur! xxxx
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